The Yellows travelled to Whitley Bay SC to take on the Blacks in the first round of the East Northumberland Cup and totally dominated in what was a comfortable win against lower league opposition.
The game itself seen the boys be as professional as possible and try to play some decent football but as the game was so one sided it was tough on both sets of players, but credit to the home side for sticking with it to the end. The first half seen the away side score six goals in what was a decent display of possession football. Rowen poked home the first from a James cross, Lewis banged one in from outside the box, Josh grabbed two in two minutes, when unselfishly set up on both occasions from Astin and Lewis. Two more came before half time when Owen finished across the keeper after Nathan had teed him up and then Owen supplied a brilliant ball down the line for James to smash home. The second half seen a flood of goals as most of the team got in on the act. Firstly, Cole lobbed a ball over for Owen to hammer home, Astin tapped in a James cross and then from a Lewis corner Rory managed to get his first goal of the season after seeing his first shot rebound back to him. Rowen then set up Owen for the first hat-trick of the day then James finished across the keeper to make it 11-0. The hosts pulled one back when the ball was adjudged to have gone over the line but James then completed his treble from inside the box. An unfortunate own goal over stand in keeper Lucas, due to a Zack injury, give the home side something to cheer. Four more goals were scored before the end when James set up Josh to get his hat-trick, Lucas then came up from goalkeeping duties to dispatch a penalty, Kip then made amends for his own goal with a nice finish for his first goal for the club and finally Rowen, who opened the scoring, completed the scoring. Due to the nature of the game it was felt no man of the match would be awarded as all of the boys contributed equally in what was a game that doesn't happen too often. Next week the biggest test of all comes for the boys when they visit Cramlington Jrs in a last eight encounter of the County Cup, the trip will be a huge test against one of the Premiership big boys.